Various Anthologies – Broad Appeal
In case you missed the pun, this is a collection of work from mostly female cartoonists and, like most anthologies, has good things and bad things. It’s a great concept though, as it has bios for everybody in here along with links to their sites and even interviews with a few people. At least two of them work for Marvel in some capacity, but who am I to judge? Granted, a few of the stories are more than a bit cute (as admitted by the creators, so it’s not like I’m being sexist or anything), but the strength of this collection is the sheer variety of stuff involved. You have a nine year old girl reading and dealing with a comic about the atomic bomb in Japan on one page and a mostly wordless story about lazy cats working in a glue factory on the next. All kinds of great female cartoonists in here too. Check out the website if you don’t believe me. $9.95 is pretty cheap for something this packed too, so check into it, see what you think.Â Contributors: Sara Varon, Becky Cloonan, Raina Telgemeier, Ariel Bordeaux, Ellen Forney, Diana Sprinkle, Miss Lasko-Gross, Missy Kulik, Jen Benka, Kris Dresen, Hellen Jo, Kristen Petersen, Jen Sorenson, Michele Roman, Abby Denson, Jenny Gonzalez, Rachel Hartman, Mary Minch, Megan Kelso, Doreen A. Mulryan, Lark Pien, Sarah Anderson Lock, Elena Steier, Jennifer Moore, Lela Lee, Vanessa Satone, Shaenon K. Garrity, Catherine Tutrone, Ellen Lindner, Elayne Riggs, Robin Riggs, Janet Hetherington, Donna Barr.
Posted on May 2, 2010, in Reviews and tagged Abby Denson, Ariel Bordeaux, Becky Cloonan, Broad Appeal, Catherine Tutrone, Diana Sprinkle, Donna Barr, Doreen A. Mulryan, Elayne Riggs, Elena Steier, Ellen Forney, Ellen Lindner, Hellen Jo, Janet Hetherington, Jen Benka, Jen Sorenson, Jennifer Moore, Jenny Gonzalez, Kris Dresen, Kristen Petersen, Lark Pien, Lela Lee, Mary Minch, Megan Kelso, Michele Roman, Miss Lasko-Gross, Missy Kulik, Rachel Hartman, Raina Telgemeier, Robin Riggs, Sara Varon, Sarah Anderson Lock, Shaenon K. Garrity, Vanessa Satone. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Various Anthologies – Broad Appeal.